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Char Siu / Chinese Barbecue Pork Roast

Here is the recipe of juicy and flavourful Chinese Barbecue Pork Roast. The best portion to use would be the Tenderloin.


  • 500 gms Pork

For the Marinade

  • 3/4 tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Oyster sauce
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Five spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • a pinch Red food colour


  • Take the the ingredients for marinade in a sauce pan.
  • Simmer the mixture for 30 seconds and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, make incisions on the pork.
  • Pour the cooled marinade and make sure to coat the pork with the marinade.
  • Refrigerate the marinated pork for 3 to 24 hours. The longer you keep, the better.
  • Bring the pork to room temperature before cooking.
  • Line the baking tray with aluminium foil.
  • Preheat oven at 160C.
  • Place the marinated pork on the baking tray.
  • Bake the pork for approximately 40 minutes, basting generously with leftover marinade, in between.
  • Please note that the time taken to cook varies according to the cut and portion size of the meat you are using.
  • Once the meat is cooked, cook the meat on Grill mode for 5 minutes for a charred effect.
  • Rest the meat for 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with accompaniments of your choice.